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Voting Barrier for Women Would Be Worse Without Wendy
Davis’ amendment helps assure that votes count

The Texas voter photo ID bill originally proposed by state legislative leaders and supported by Greg Abbott was even worse for Texas women than the version ultimately passed into law.

Under the original bill, if the name on a person’s photo ID and the name on the voter registration rolls differed, then an election judge could deny them the right to cast a regular ballot and force them to either cast a provisional ballot or leave without voting.

Senator Wendy Davis foresaw the problem and passed an amendment to deal with it. Under Davis’ amendment, election officials must permit voters to sign an affidavit swearing to their eligibility to vote and then allow them to cast a regular ballot.

The amendment has proven to be critical during the election now underway in Texas. Women across Texas have signed affidavits to vote. Had state leaders and Greg Abbott had their way, these women would have not been allowed to cast ballots or would have been forced to cast provisional ballots which are seldom counted in Texas elections.

“This is a real time example of Wendy Davis providing leadership that Greg Abbott simply will not. Greg Abbott sees everything in partisan political terms. His fear of voters and his hostility to broad participation in elections is expressed in his relentless efforts to block access to the polls”, said Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle.

October 28, 2013
Contact: Matt Angle
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